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ARTS of the East: highlights of Islamic art from the Bruschettini Collection



ARTS of the East: highlights of Islamic art from the Bruschettini Collection

The Bruschettini Collection is renowned worldwide for its fine arts from the East — yet has never before been seen in North America. In a special exhibition exclusive to the Aga Khan Museum, discover a sumptuous selection of artworks.
In a world exclusive, the Aga Khan Museum will share with the public an impressive array of carpets, textiles, ceramics, manuscript paintings, and metalwork spanning the 13th to 17th centuries, displayed in a dedicated exhibition outside Italy for the very first time.
Opening September 23, 2017, running through January 21, 2018, Arts of the East:Highlights of Islamic Art from the Bruschettini Collection takes visitors from Spain to China, Egypt and Iran to the Caucasus on a dramatic journey orchestrated by guest exhibition designer Gerard Gauci from Opera Atelier to heighten the magnificence and significance of these rare objects.
The exhibition joins the Bruschettini Foundation with the Aga Khan Museum and curator Dr. Filiz Çakır Phillip in an important enterprise: showcasing the ingenuity of Islamic artisans while tracing how artistic and technical developments have continually transcended geographic boundaries and connected cultures, traditions, and historical eras.
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Sunday, September 24, 2—4:30 pm

The Art of Collecting: Placing the Brushcettini Collection
$20, $5 Friends, $12 students, $15 seniors
Includes same-day Museum admission
Reserve tickets

Gain an insider’s perspective on the world-renowned yet seldom seen artworks in the Bruschettini Collection during this engaging afternoon symposium. Hear from some of the leaders in the field of Islamic art as they share stories of the important research they’ve done on the collection, and highlight select pieces on display in Arts of the East.
Alberto Boralevi, Private Collector, Florence
Filiz Çakır Phillip, Aga Khan Museum, Toronto
Sheila R. Canby, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Claus-Peter Haase, Free University, Berlin
Elisabetta Raffo, Bruschettini Foundation for Islamic and Asian Art, Genoa
Jovanna Scorsone, Aga Khan Museum, Toronto

Based in Genoa, Italy, the Bruschettini Foundation for Islamic and Asian Art is renowned for its valuable work in the fields of Islamic art education, conservation, and scholarly endeavour. The Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, Canada, has been established and developed by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC), which is an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN). The Museum’s mission is to foster a greater understanding and appreciation of the contributions that Muslim civilizations have made to world heritage.

Image: Detail of “Greek and Chinese Painter Competition,” folio from a manuscript of the Masnavi-i Ma‘navi (The Spiritual Couplets) by Jalal al-Din Rumi (Maulana) (d. 1273); Tabriz, Iran; 1530. Opaque watercolour, ink and gold on paper.
Copyright © The Bruschettini Collection.


Date: From Saturday, September 23, 2017 To Sunday, January 21, 2018

Organized by : Aga Khan Museum

Entrance : With fee


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